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In Switzerland, four out of ten people develop cancer during their lifetime and one out of two patients can be cured. Better recovery rates can be envisioned thanks to the progress achieved in research and the applications thereof.

The ISREC Foundation applies its means to concretizing this objective, hoping to contribute to the development of new therapies in the near future.

The ISREC Foundation has actively supported experimental cancer research for more than half a century.



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The mission of this Cancer Research Cluster is to place Lausanne on the world map of oncology and immuno-oncology research. The centre brings together scientists working in different fields in order to accelerate connections between the laboratory and the patient, in order to develop novel therapeutic solutions.

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Scientific & academic training

Awarding grants to undergraduates, PhD students and scientists focusing their work on immunology and oncology in the areas of biology, technology or medicine

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Translational research

Supporting projects that promote knowledge transfer and collaborations between basic research and clinical applications

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Research led by Prof. Ping-Chih Ho of the Ludwig Lausanne branch has identified a mechanism by which regulatory T cells adapt their metabolism to…

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Congratulations to Prof. Fabrice André, member of our Scientific Board, on his appointment as the research director of the Gustave Roussy Institute in…

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Congratulations to the teams of Prof. George Coukos and Prof. Melita Irving, both working at CHUV/UNIL. In collaboration with EPFL scientists, they…

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